Bon Jovi Biography

Bon Jovi is an American rock band from Sayreville, New Jersey. Formed in 1983, Bon Jovi consists of lead singer and namesake Jon Bon Jovi (born John Francis Bongiovi, Jr.), guitarist Richie Sambora, David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres. The band's lineup has remained mostly static during its history, the only exception being the 1994 dismissal of bass player Alec John Such, who was unofficially replaced by Hugh McDonald. In 1986, Bon Jovi achieved widespread global recognition with their third album, Slippery When Wet. The band's fourth album, New Jersey was equally successful in 1988. After touring and recording non-stop during the late 1980s, the band went on hiatus following the New Jersey Tour in 1990, during which time Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora both released successful solo albums. In 1992, the band returned with the album Keep the Faith. Their 2000 single "It's My Life", which followed a second hiatus, successfully introduced the band to a younger audience. Bon Jovi have been known to use different styles in their music, which has included country for their 2007 album Lost Highway. On March 12, 2013, Bon Jovi released their 12th studio album, What About Now.

Thus far, Bon Jovi has released 12 studio albums, plus three compilations and two live albums. They are one of the world's best-selling bands of all time, having sold more than 100 million records worldwide and performed more than 2,700 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 34 million fans. Bon Jovi was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2006. The band was also honored with the Award of Merit at the American Music Awards in 2004, and as songwriters and collaborators, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora were inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2009.

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Tours which made the most money in 2013 revealed

Bon Jovi top list of biggest tours of 2013

The rockers come in ahead of Cirque Du Soleil's Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour and Pink

  • Dec 16, 2013

Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora opens up about quitting the band

"I just needed to be home" he says

  • Nov 18, 2013

Bon Jovi pull south American tour dates after drummer Tico Torres hospitalised

The sticksman has had to have an emergency appendectomy

  • Sep 12, 2013

Have Bon Jovi sacked guitarist Richie Sambora?

Sources close to the band say the axeman will not be rejoining the band on tour

  • Aug 22, 2013

Bon Jovi donate $1 million to victims of Hurricane Sandy

Singer Jon Bon Jovi returns to his hometown to make special donation

  • Jul 9, 2013

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Bon Jovi Reviews

Bon Jovi : One Wild Night 2001

Bon Jovi : One Wild Night 2001

Three minutes and 45 seconds too long.

  • Apr 27, 2001

London Wembley Stadium

...quite bearable, until they do the first of their schlock power ballads...

  • Aug 30, 2000

London Wembley Stadium

Next time they're gonna need a bigger stadium...

  • Aug 21, 2000

Crush

So [B]'Crush'[/B] is basically [B]'Slippery When Wet Part XXVI'[/B] with a couple of really bad ballads...

  • Jun 8, 2000

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